On the 18th of March, the annual KS3 TRASH fashion show was held at lower school showcasing the people of East Grinstead and its surrounding villages the wonders of sustainability.
The fashion show started at 7:00pm kicking off with a display of enthusiastic drumming. The beat was played on bins and the two drummers were soon joined by a marching troop. The audience were 'wowed' by the beat and the concept that unwanted items can be used for almost any purpose.
After the drumming show there was a short drama full of mystic themes and dance. The audience followed the dancers through the enchanted forest, again with emphasis on sustainability.
This was followed by a short interval - then the fashion show began. First the Year 7s walked on stage showing of their dresses made out of ‘any rubbish’ they could get their little hands on. With a little bit of skill the piles of rubbish had been transformed into a display of unique designs.
Next it was the Year 8s turn. The designs stepped up a gear, with a stunning dress made out of bin bags with a contrasting bright pink ribbon around the waist. The Year 8s also introduced the idea, along with the Year 9s, that sustainability does not mean only making things out of rubbish. Any old, unwanted clothes could become ‘all new’ and up to date with just a few simple alterations.
The Year 10s brought this idea to new levels with sophisticated designs completely revamped from old unwanted clothes and scrap materials. With simple design techniques, like ‘Suffolk Puffs’, students created a smart formal outfit covered in rose-like designs.